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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 miles

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2004 Saturn L300 lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Saturn L300 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 252013

L300 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


I own a 2004 Saturn L300; on several occasions over the past several weeks I have seen wisps of smoke coming from the steering column, followed by a strong smell of burning plastic. The area behind the steering wheel is extremely hot to the touch, and I am told it is a fire hazard and that the headlamp stalks need to be replaced for overheating, which may run up to $600 with labor. I have been forced to pull my car over on busy roads, in heavy traffic to let it cool before restarting, and am worried that the faulty wires will cause a fire.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 052008


  • miles
I can not get a replacement part for my 2004 Saturn wagon. The tail light is broken, GM said the supplier quite making the part. The car is not legal to drive with a broken tail light. Thank you robert emanuel

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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